Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond's Central & Cecil's Carter House
By adam_leone | Friday, January 04, 2013, 14:34
The MP for Wimbledon, Stephen Hammond visited Central & Cecil's Carter House in Raynes Park to present hampers donated by a local church over the Christmas period.
Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond's presents Hampers for Christmas
Stephen Hammond, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, was joined on his visit by local councillors Rod Scott and Linda Scott, two members of the Carter Estate Residents' Association and a group from the Doxa Deo church.
The Christian church donated eight Christmas hampers – worth £50 each – to the residents of Carter House care home.
As part of their visit the group were introduced to some of the care staff and given a walk around the 45-bed home by care manager Hilma Dunn.
The visitors were taken to all three floors of the home, which are split between residential, nursing and dementia units.
On each floor they were shown some of the bedrooms – which are all individually furnished with the residents' personal belongings.
This is part of Central & Cecil's philosophy of personalised care.
In one room Mr Hammond met the oldest resident of Carter House who will be celebrating her 104th birthday in January.
Speaking after the visit, care manager Hilma Dunn said: "We are incredibly grateful to the Doxa Deo church, and the other visitors, for this very generous gift."
"Carter House has built very strong links with the local community, and I know Councillor Linda Scott well."
"My staff and residents really enjoyed the visit, and I think our guests were really impressed with the care we provide at Carter House."